this poor quilt should have been done sooner, but the original thread I bought just wasn’t working tension-wise. so I had to wait for an order of, my favorite, aurifil to get here so I could get started again. I’m so in love with how it turned out that it kind of hurts to give away. I even checked the baby registry to order a gift, but I just couldn’t do that. so pink quilt it is. I’ll have to make one for myself another time.
I decided to do a sort of meandering squares in squares quilting to echo the blocks. I love how it came out so crinkly after washing. it was fun to use some variegated thread, sometimes the stitching disappears and other times it just pops. I also used some dream cotton batting, which was new to me. it quilted like butter and the quilt feels so light and soft. this is definitely a new favorite!
I kept things simple, but still pink, for the back. I just happened to have a yard of some pink gee’s bend solid that I had no idea what I was going to use for. perfect! (note to self: make a solid quilt like this for yourself)
I think my favorite part is the binding. I found this striped fabric at my lqs and had to have it. it reminds me of lifesavers or starburst, some sort of candy for sure. add to that the barber pole effect the bias creates and my heart may just go pitter-patter. yeah, definitely need to make something like this again.
top: baby talk, art gallery living elements, happy camper too, perch, kona yarrow, bone, cocoa, (other prints that I do not know)
back: kona scraps and gee’s bend solids in pink
binding: sweetlife sunkissed multi skinny lines stripes
batting: quilter’s dream cotton request
thread: aurifil v3660, 2410